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On the Web: Articles

US:UN. Peter Gowan, New Left Review 24 (11-12/03).

Final Report, UN Commission on Human Security (6/03). Commission chaired by former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata & Nobel Prizewinner in Economics Amartya Sen.

UN women seek greater peace role. Greg Barrow, BBC News (10/31/01). UN Women's Fund (Unifem) says women, the likeliest victims of war, have greatest interest in preventing war & building peace.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Better World Campaign.

Citizens for Global Solutions. Campaign for UN reform & an International Criminal Court.

Global Policy Forum.

World Policy Institute.

UN Agencies:

United Nations. Main homepage.

UN News Center.

Permanent Missions to the UN. Directory.

UN Website Locater.

FAO. UN Food & Agricultural Organization.

International Human Rights Instruments.

International Labour Organization.

Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS.

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

UN Crime & Justice Information Network.

UNCTAD. UN Conference on Trade & Development.

UN Development Program for Women.

UNDP. UN Development Program.

UNEP. UN Environment Program.

UNESCO. UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization.

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol).

UNFPA. UN Population Fund.

UNHCR. UN High Commission on Refugees.

UN Human Settlements Program.

UNICEF. UN Children's Fund.

UNIDO. UN Industrial Development Organization.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

UNODC. UN Office on Drugs & Crime.

UN Office for Outer Space Affairs.

United Nations Treaty Collection.

UN Volunteers Program.

UN World Food Program.

UN Conventions.

Convention Against Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Punishment (

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979). Signed in 1980 but not yet ratified by US.

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Signed & ratified by every country in world except US & Somalia.

Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (1976).

Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (1976).

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).

UN Support Organizations:

Campaign for UN Reform.

Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Global Policy Forum. Monitoring global policymaking at UN since 1993.

Hague International Model UN.

League of Women Voters.

National Model UN.

UN Foundation.

United Nations Association of the USA.

UN International School (New York).

UN Scholars' Workstation.

United Nations University (Tokyo).

UN Wire (independent news briefing).

World Federation of United Nations Associations.

In the Library: Articles

Bennis, Phyllis. "The UN, the US & Iraq," Nation (11/11/02):8-10.

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Gertrude Mongella (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 221-34. Tanzanian Asst. Secretary-General of UN & Director of its Division for the Advancement of Women.

__________. "Liv Ullman (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 287-94. On work as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF & the UN Children's Fund.

Drinan, Robert F. "US ends 18-year abandonment of UNESCO," National Catholic Reporter (10/11/02)

Lynch, Marc. "Using and abusing the UN, redux," MERIP Report 225 (win 2002).

McGrath, Ben. "Just whistle," New Yorker (12/20/04):42-43. Andrew Thomson case tests rights of whistleblowers at UN.

Rothschild, Matthew. "Bush trashes the UN," Progressive (4/03):19-22.

Williams, Ian. "Boutros-Ghali bites back," Nation (6/14/99):62-66. Review essay on Boutros-Ghali, Unvanquished.

__________. "Kofi Annan: a 'moral voice'," Nation (6/19/00):20-23.

Wirth, Timothy. "US should pay up on UNESCO vow," Christian Science Monitor (10/16/03):11

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bennis, Phyllis & Michael Moushabeck (eds.) Altered States: A Reader on the New World Order (NY: Olive Branch, 1993).

__________. Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN (2nd. ed.; NY: Olive Branch, 2000).

Boutros-Ghali, Boutros. Unvanquished: A US-UN Saga (NY: Random House, 1999).

Cooper, John Milton. Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 2003).

Maury, Marian. The Good War: The UN's World-Wide Fight against Poverty, Disease & Ignorance (NY: Macfadden-Bartell, 1965).

Williams, Ian. The UN for Beginners (NY: Writers & Readers, 1995).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The United Nations & UN-USA: Partners for a Better World" [2003], dir. ?, 23m. From UN Association.

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